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How a former soldier went from self-taught truck driver to helping Alphabet"s Waymo usher in the era of self-driving semis (GOOGL)

Waymo Jon Rainwater instructs safety drivers for Waymo Via, the self-driving company's freight and deliveries unit. He enjoyed a lively .....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJun 30th, 2020

Waymo Just Partnered With Renault and Nissan to Research Driverless Mobility Services

Waymo the self driving technology company owned by Alphabet NASDAQ GOOG NASDAQ GOOGL said this week that it had entered into an exclusive partnership with Renault SA NASDAQOTH RNSDF and Nissan Motor NASDAQOTH NSANY to explore driverless mobility services.....»»

Category: futuresSource: nasdaqJun 23rd, 2019

Former Google, Uber Self-Driving Engineer Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison, Seeks $4.1B In Earnouts

A former engineer at Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) subsidiary Waymo, who pleaded guilty to stealing secrets related to self-driving technology from the search engine giant and passing them on to Uber Te read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaAug 5th, 2020

Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer who sparked the massive Waymo v. Uber lawsuit, sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade secret theft (UBER, GOOG, GOOGL)

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Self-driving-car engineer Anthony Levandowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison by a federal judge in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon, after pleadin.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 4th, 2020

Alphabet"s Waymo, Fiat Chrysler Deepen Partnership To Develop Self-Driving Light Commercial Vehicles

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG)-owned Waymo said Monday that it is expanding its partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJul 22nd, 2020

Fiat Chrysler and Waymo just announced an exclusive deal for advanced self-driving technology (GOOGL, FCAU)

Waymo Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has expanded its relationship with Waymo, making the Alphabet self-driving division its exclusive partner. Waymo will provide its autonomous "Driver" technology to FCA's entire vehicle brand portfolio. FCA .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 22nd, 2020

Another Fundraise, As Self-Driving Startup Waymo"s Investment Hits $3B In 2020

Waymo, the autonomous driving unit of Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), announced Tuesday that it has raised a read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaMay 13th, 2020

Waymo Shuts Safety Driver-Monitored Autonomous Taxis Citing Coronavirus Fears

Waymo, the autonomous driving unit of Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL), has announced that it will shut down all of its human-monitored self-driving taxis across Phoenix, Arizona, in a bid to protect employees from contracting the coronavirus. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaMar 18th, 2020

Alphabet Self-Driving Subsidiary Waymo Raises $2.25B In First External Funding

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) subsidiary Waymo has raised $2.25 billion in its first external investment round, it announced Monday read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaMar 3rd, 2020

Alphabet"s Self-Driving Subsidiary Waymo Raises $2.25B In First External Funding

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) subsidiary Waymo has raised $2.25 billion in its first external investment round, it announced Monday read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaMar 2nd, 2020

Waymo"s self-driving car workers reportedly complain about finding leftover needles in the vehicles and a cut to their benefits (GOOGL)

Reuters Drivers of self-driving Waymo cars in the Phoenix suburbs have seen their benefits cut since shifting to working for the company as "vendors" instead of.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 5th, 2020

Alphabet"s chief legal boss, accused of emotionally abusing a former Googler after a workplace affair, just cashed out $27 million in stock (GOOGL, GOOG)

Getty David Drummond, the senior vice president of corporate development and chief legal officer for Google's parent company, Alphabet, just cashed out tens of millions of dollars in Go.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 5th, 2019

Waymo to General Motors: Catch Us if You Can - Motley Fool

Motley FoolWaymo to General Motors: Catch Us if You CanMotley FoolFiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) and Waymo, the self-driving subsidiary of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL).....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMay 31st, 2018

A Waymo employee reveals how the company is putting their self-driving cars to the test (GOOGL)

Waymo Stephanie Villegas is a Googler who studied art before going to work for the Google Car project, now Waymo. She located unused real estate at a former US Air Force base in California to transform it into a massive proving ground for Waymo self.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 12th, 2018

Waymo is the first company that"s allowed to test autonomous cars without a backup driver in California (GOOGL)

Waymo Waymo received a permit from California's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Tuesday to test autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers on public roads, the DMV said in a statement. The Google spin-off is the first compan.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 31st, 2018

Canadian Driver Accused Of Using Tesla Autopilot While Sleeping

While Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) is working toward fully autonomous cars, total self-driving remains a goal, not a reality. While using Autopilot or the Full Self Driving software, Tesla drivers must still remain ready to take over at any time. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaSep 17th, 2020

Elon Musk promises an Autopilot "quantum leap" in the next few weeks. Here"s how Tesla"s one-of-a-kind bet on self-driving tech works. (TSLA, GM, GOOGL)

Tesla has taken a radically different path to developing fully autonomous vehicles, when compared with competitors, such as Waymo and Cruise. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is confident; he has said Te.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 18th, 2020

Apple, Google Taken To Court Over "Fortnite" Removal From App Stores

Epic Games Inc, the company that makes “Fortnite,” sued Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) on Th read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaAug 14th, 2020

Google reportedly trains employees to avoid words like "dominant," "unique," and "leader" to protect the company against antitrust backlash (GOOGL, GOOG)

YouTube/House Judiciary Google reportedly trains new employees to avoid using certain words that may jeopardize the company in antitrust backlash down the line, per a report from The Markup. The off-limits words include "unique," "dominant," "the leade.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytAug 7th, 2020

Google Parent Raises $10B In Debt Offering, Sets Record For Low Prices

Alphabet Inc’s  (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) $10 billion bond sale held Monday, the first since 2016, achieved record-low borrowing costs for a company in the United States, the Financial Times reported. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaAug 4th, 2020